Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September favorites



September rolled by so fast that I was actually stopped dead in my tracks when I glanced at the calendar. Oh well, another month older, and only 2 months to go until December which is my absolute favorite month of the year. But anyway, here are my favorites for this month and you can tell from the background that I’m really going to miss the summer as well.


 First up, let’s talk about the Philip Kingsley products. I got these trial sizes from Look Fantastic website for a couple of € - the Body and Shine try me kit included 20ml of an elasticizer, 20ml of shampoo and 20ml of conditioner. Now supposedly this should be enough for only one use, but I was able two scrape out two from the bottles and there’s still some left. I didn’t care much for the elasticizer, but the shampoo and condition left my hair bouncy and silky the way they usually only look when I leave the hairdresser. The full size is very expensive, but I think they will be my Christmas gift to myself this year. 

Next up – again from Look Fantastic - I got the Ambiance Volumizing Dry Shampoo in Blonde, which is the color I dye my hair. I would normally never buy this because it regularly costs about 15 €, but it was on sale for about 5 € and it even came with a free refill. 


It claims to clean and refresh hair without water, and maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t, I can’t really tell. But I haven’t had the time to go to the hairdressers in over a month (don’t judge – it takes over 4 hours) and my roots are starting to show, so I’ve been using this dry shampoo as some sort of fake everyday color. It applies with a brush which is great for even application. The only downside with this is that it’s really difficult to stuff the brush back in when finished, but I can live with that.

For skincare favorite of the month, I cannot overlook my organic argan seed face oil from Primavera. I use this daily when I remove my make-up by just putting a couple of drops on my face and massaging them in. Although my skin is combination to oily, I don’t feel that my skin would be getting oilier and it’s been feeling incredibly smooth. So thumbs up for 100 % natural products.

We also have two lip products, first being the Maybelline Baby Lips in Strike a rose. It’s a slightly pigmented lip balm which is just perfect for going out and about without having to worry about reapplying lipstick. Lips feel soft and smell amazing after use, which is all that I need from a lip balm, really. 
Above: NYX in Amethyst, below: Maybelline Baby Lips in Strike a rose
Next to it is my NYX Gloss in Amethyst which I picked up from Moja drogerija. This color is to die for and will absolutely be my color for this Autumn – it’s slightly coppery and in my opinion looks great with my skin tone. It doesn’t exactly last forever but it’s very pigmented and stains lips enough that I can get away without reapplying it every couple of minutes. I also like the wand which makes the product super easy to apply. If you’re not a fan of stained lips stay away from this, though. 


Last but not least, there’s the Urban Decay Naked palette. I was actually thinking of reviewing this but I know that soooo many things have been written about it that I don’t need to pitch in. Fact is, I absolutely love it – still not as much as my Too Faced Chocolate bar palette, but it’s a close runner up for sure. Most of the colors in this palette are similar to those from other palettes I already own, but Creep and Gunmetal shades are completely unique and I’ve been using them quite a lot. I also like the brush that comes with the palette, so all in all, this was a great purchase.


I have left so many great products out this month that I’m actually feeling guilty. Guess I’ll do some individual reviews because they certainly deserve my attention and hopefully you’ll agree with me. 

What were your September favorites? Link them below!

Until next time, stay beautiful, stay awesome!

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